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Monday, October 27, 2014

Former ISIS hostages: No, Sotloff didn't convert; Yes, he fasted on Yom Kippur

When Stephen Sotloff HY"D (May God Avenge his blood) was murdered by ISIS, and it was publicized that he was an Israeli citizen and observed Yom Kippur, at least one blogger attacked him for converting to Islam (see the comments to that post).

The New York Times has now interviewed several hostages who were released from captivity by ISIS (now known more widely as Islamic State) and they confirm that Sotloff remained true to his Jewish faith and did fast on Yom Kippur.
Former hostages said that a majority of the Western prisoners had converted during their difficult captivity. Among them was Mr. Kassig, who adopted the name Abdul-Rahman, according to his family, who learned of his conversion in a letter smuggled out of the prison.
Only a handful of the hostages stayed true to their own faiths, including Mr. Sotloff, then 30, a practicing Jew. On Yom Kippur, he told his guards he was not feeling well and refused his food so he could secretly observe the traditional fast, a witness said.
Read the whole thing.

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At 2:25 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a whitewash!

No one who writes stories glorifying the Arab Spring, who praised every Islamic terrorist group on earth and who championed their agenda is a faithful Jew.

All of these stories are lies, intended to build up a halo around Sotloff. No one who is a devout Jew goes out of his way to allow himself to fall into the hands of an Islamic terrorist group.

Only someone who thinks Islam is worthy of respect does that. In real life, Sotloff worked as a propagandist to humanize and make presentable the very barbarians who executed him.

He was not a Jewish martyr. He was an Islamic terrorist fellow traveler who deserves to burn in hell.

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Thank you, Carl, for doing a big Mitzvah and helping to clear up the misinformation against Sotloff. Hashem Yikom Dahmo.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger FrenchKiss said...


You're a good disciple of Schlussel. Why don't you go back to that echo chamber where Schlussel's ignorant and vile attempts to destroy the reputation of someone that was merely doing his job will be met with accolades from her sycophants.


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